When Cutting Doesn’t Cut It: Good cuts and bad (Part 1 of 7)
There are good cuts and bad cuts. There are cuts that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside and there are cuts that bring intense pain. Some cuts are made to create and rejuvenate and some cuts are made to downgrade or destroy. So lets talk some good cuts for a moment. Who doesn't love to cut out cookies? Cookie cutting is fun because you make something cute and eat it. Cute cuts I can get behind! Some cutting is just wrong; like cutting Michael Jordon from his high school basketball team or cutting sugar from your diet.
Cutting out the middle man is bad
There is one cut that you may have heard of that I would like to mention”and yet I hesitate to say it out loud. It is such a foolhardy notion that it hardly seems wise to commit it to paper. But here it goes in a whisper”the most abhorrent and reckless cut imaginable: The “cutting out the middle man.” What a deplorable thought! What a disaster! What a shamelessly callous thing to consider! I can't think of anything worse … well … except for that whole sugar thing we talked about earlier.
Seriously”there are a myriad of reasons why this is a really, really bad cut. And I am going to give you every one of those reasons. It may take me a few blog posts to get through, but I don't plan on taking any short cuts while explaining them to you. (Get it”short cuts? Oh come on”that is funny, right?)
CPS is an un-cut-able middle man
Let's start off by explaining that Container & Packaging Supply is a distributor. Some would consider that to mean that we are one of the dreaded “middle men” mentioned above. However, the art of distribution is not a simple prospect. There are “middle men” in the world who offer and provide little in the way of value for their compensation. As a distributor, we are very different from other types of “middle men” that can be found in other industries. In the packaging world, distributors are a key cog in the supply chain and provide huge benefits to those who use their services.
What is especially interesting is that in most cases all these services can be had for little to no additional cost to the end user. You heard me ¦ little to no additional cost to the end user. Those are some hefty claims I plan to prove over the next couple of weeks. I will be sharing with you many of the major reasons why CPS is such a boon for all businesses or individuals trying to tackle challenging packaging problems.
In the end, you'll come to the same conclusion we have: Some cuts just don't cut it! In fact, the major cut you will likely advocate when you are finished with the facts, will be to cut CPS”a wonderfully valuable distributor”some slack!
Read the entire series:
Part 1: Good cuts and bad
Part 2: It’s all about price
Part 3: Amalgamation is good
Part 4: The freight factor
Part 5: Middlemen stock stuff
Part 6: You need expertise
Part 7: CPS is in your corner
When Cutting Doesn’t Cut It:
6 Reasons Why Cutting Out the Middle Man Is An Epically Stupid Idea